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  • 23 months ago · Quote · #441

    nswwsn

    Sherlock__Holmes wrote:

    The next puzzle is from the real game - Rosolimo - NN .

    For me this is one of the most brave combinations :

    ( pay special attention to 4 th and 5 th white's moves )

                                      white to play and win

     

    Are you just going to leave us hanging until we figure it out?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #442

    Caiello

    I've seen this before somwhere, is it this?:



  • 23 months ago · Quote · #443

    Icy001

    You should consider 4...Qe6.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #444

    nswwsn

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  • 22 months ago · Quote · #445

    Caiello

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #446

    Sherlock__Holmes

    Caiello gave the solution, i think this puzzle is suitable to end this blog .

    There are a lot of interesting puzzles more - maybe, after some time ...

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #447

    Sherlock__Holmes

     

     

     

     

     

     

    White to play and win

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #448

    shoopi

    I think I've got it:



  • 21 months ago · Quote · #449

    Sherlock__Holmes

          Yes, your solution is correct. And there is another interesting line :                  

                                        The author is  H.Rinck



  • 21 months ago · Quote · #450

    shoopi

    Haha, in that variation 8. Nd6+ wins as well but hardly as beautiful or strong as 8. a8=Q. Lovely mate!

     

    Truely a powerful knight in this position.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #451

    Sherlock__Holmes

    With this puzzle H.Rinck won 1st Prise on Barcelona tourney - 1914 .

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #452

    Sherlock__Holmes

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                  A position from the game  Patens -Tilson - 1964

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #453

    shoopi

    Smile

    Almost immediately I recognized the position, I saw this a long time ago in tactics trainer. Then, I missed the correct continuation... maybe that is why I remember the solution now =)

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #454

    Snar

    What happens after 59...ka1 in the first puzzle?(post 8)

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #455

    Sherlock__Holmes

    Shoopi, i didn't know this position was in tactics trainer - obviously there is already almost everything interesting there :)

    Snar, there was my mistake in the notation in post #8 , i corrected it , you can see it now, thanks for turning my attention on it :)

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #456

    Sherlock__Holmes

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                             Korchnoi about chess and hypnosis

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       

     

     

     

             When humans are playing chess, it is very often complete hypnosis

    During the recent veterans’ tournament in Suzdal, Russia, 80-year-old Victor Korchnoi talked to Vladimir Barsky and Alexander Bykhovsky (see the photo above). The legendary player, never one to shy away from expressing his opinions in forceful terms, talked about the young generation and expressed the view that Magnus Carlsen achieves his success due to “hypnotic abilities”.  

    In the interview at ChessPro he says:

       In the new edition of my "Selected Games" I’ve added some things. For example, a game which I won in the 1974 match against Mecking. The key game of the whole match was the seventh. I could have lost it and then Mecking might have won the match. I’d been utterly outplayed!      

    Nevertheless, I managed to adjourn the game in an endgame a pawn down. He’s a serious player and had won two interzonal tournaments, and I was a pawn down; in general, I’d already written myself off… And what happened? I won that adjourned game! A pawn down, in the endgame! And I started to ask myself: how’s such a thing possible?

    Read more here : Korchnoi on Carlsen, Karjakin and Caruana | WhyChess

     

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #457

    oli1

    i love all of these puzzles! you rock! Tongue Out

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #458

    Sherlock__Holmes

    nobody likes to be manipulated 

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #459

    shoopi

    Ah, that's a fabulous one. Someone posted this here on the forums a while ago. I wrongly analysed 1. g6 Be5 2. Qxe5+ dxe5 3. g7, struggling to find a win.

     

    The solution is brilliant.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #460

    macer75

    Seriously, does no one notice that in the first puzzle, white's first move is illegal?


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